What Do I Want My Readers to Know About My Book

 

The purpose of my book is to help that person who has been blocked from reaching the next step to their success. My book talks about some strategies that I used when blocked from reaching the next level on my ladder of success. It details the obstacles that blocked me, and which strategy worked best. It talks about how I decided what excited me and why I chose to go after the success I deserved. In order to do that, I had to develop realistic strategies. Below are some of the strategies I discuss in my book.

Strategy: Do An Honest Self-Assessment

 

When I was told I wasn’t qualified for a job, I had to make sure I knew myself.   The following strategy worked for me. I made a list of my skills and a list of skills required for the job I wanted. Now it was time to fill in the gaps. Does the job I want require more education or training? I was able to research the Internet and find job descriptions that mirrored the job I wanted. Now was time to fill in the gaps with education or training.

 

Strategy: How to Market Yourself:

 

Now that the gaps are filled in and you are qualified for the job, it is time to market myself for the job. Develop a thirty second-elevator pitch, which quickly introduces yourself and your skills. There are examples of elevator speeches on the Internet. Know who needs to hear your pitch. Get an organization chart of your organization so you know who you need to pitch to. Make sure to dress for the position you want and not the one you have. If your current job requires you to wear jeans but the job you want requires business casual then you should be wearing business casual every day in your current job just in case the opportunity arises.

 

Strategy: Challenge the Obstacle:

 

Don’t settle. Why can’t you have it all? “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others. Set your goals and the steps required to reach your goals. Stay disciplined and focused. You want to think bigger and bolder. Be a risk taker. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and present new ideas. Just because they have always done it that way doesn’t mean there isn’t a better, more productive way to get the same or better results. Booker T. Washington said, “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”

 

 

I want my readers to know that among the most important pieces of my personal definition of success were an inner sense of calm, resilience and the continued commitment to achievement at the highest level.

 

I want my readers to know that they are worthy of having all their dreams come true. Get moving. What you move toward moves you closer toward your goal.

 

I want my readers to know that Geoffrey Gaberino said, “The real contest is always between what you’ve done and what you’re capable of doing. You measure yourself against yourself and nobody else.”

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